Academics

Including Art, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Work Tasks

Using Visuals to Answer “Wh” Questions

Answering "wh" questions is another important and challenging goal to target with our students.  Answering “wh” questions requires both receptive and expressive language skills.  The student needs to understand and process the different “wh” questions terms and then...

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Building Imitation Skills

I know, I know - you were excited for a summer's worth of literacy post and here I go squeezing in something that doesn't seem literacy related. Yesterday we talked about all of those essential prerequisite attending skills (i.e. things you need to know how to do...

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Summer Academic Activities

Summer Reading Centers and Literacy Games These are an oldie but goodie. If you pack these up during the year, it's like a special treat unpacking them ready to roll for summer school. These Summer Reading Centers and Literacy Games give a little bit for everyone and...

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Using Art to Target IEP Goals

Continuing the theme of generalization and really applying all of those skills that your students have worked so hard on learning all year - let's talk about art. Unfortunately, art class is sometimes cut for our general education buildings. Or if it's not cut it's...

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My Game Closet: What’s Inside?

I love a good board game. I loved them as a child, love them as a teacher & clinician, and even love them as an adult at a game night 😉 Today I want to share some of my tried and true favorite games. My caseload has been extremely varied over the years so there...

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Behavior Visuals for Specials Classes

We talked about this earlier this month - how problems behaviors don't only occur within the four walls of our little classroom homes. Behaviors will occur throughout environment and are sometimes more likely in unfamiliar settings. Gym class, music class, and art...

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Teaching the Skill of Imitation

Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well I say imitation is the building block to all learning. It's not as catchy but it's important. Imitation is so important it earned its right to have its own blog post amongst such uber important topics as IEP...

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Error Correction Procedures

If you read my blog regularly you know that I am constantly singing the praise of consistent use of positive reinforcement for all of those correct and appropriate behaviors that we see from our kids. Remember, we want to see more and more of those behaviors so adding...

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